The Dallas Cowboys will have Ezekiel Elliott on the field this weekend when they travel to Washington to take on their NFC East rival. The temporary restraining order granted to Elliott and the NFLPA last week remains in effect until the new judge in the case holds a hearing on October 30th.
Judge Katherine Failla sets next Zeke hearing on injunction for 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 in NYC, denying NFL move. He can play Sun. at Wash.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) October 23, 2017
The judge who ruled last week was just a sub for Judge Failla, who was on vacation. The NFL had petitioned to have the rehearing expedited to sometime this week, in hopes that they could win and suspend Elliott before the game in Washington. This ruling ensures that Zeke will be able to play on Sunday.
The Cowboys are certainly a better team with Zeke, just look at yesterday when Elliott had a huge day against the San Francisco 49ers, scoring three touchdowns and gaining 219 yards from scrimmage. The first game that Zeke could miss due to the suspension being back in place would be the Kansas City game on Nov. 5th.